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Cool Shark in the Marina

Two nights this week we've had a small shark 3-4 foot curising in and around the slips, watched it for about 30 mins tuesday night, got within a couple feet but still couldn't tell what model it was, but it didn't look like a leopard though, so I'm kinda stumped, tonight it was only around a few minutes.

Anywho, pretty cool, seem to see more marine life inside the harbor then we do out, however the ML is way bigger out there

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When I lived in Kona, I liked going down to Honokohau Harbor and watch the eagle rays swim around the boats.

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sure it wasn't a Land Shark (Candygram... )
or maybe....

She came down from Cincinnati.
It took her three days on a train.
Lookin' for some peace and quiet;
hoped to see the sun again.
But now she lives down by the ocean.
She's takin' care to look for sharks.
They hang out in the local bars,
And they feed right after dark.

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Can't you feel 'em circlin' honey?
Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only bait in town.
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only girl in town.

She's savin' up all of her money.
Wants to head south in May;
Maybe roll in the sand with a rock'n'roll man,
Somewhere down Montserrat way.
But the money's good in the season;
Helps to lighten her load.
Boys keep her high as the months go by.
She's gettin' postcards from the road.

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Sailed off to Antigua.
It took her three days on a boat.
Lookin' for some peace and quiet;
Maybe keep her dreams afloat.
But now she feels like a remora,
'cause the school's still close at hand.
Just behind the reef are the big white teeth
of the sharks that can swim on the land.

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A photo of the beastie in question would help. Not that I'm suggesting you go swimming to get one..

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I caught this monster a few weeks ago, was so huge we had to haul onto the boat with the boom.


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Nice TB

Don't think I'll get a pic ( my camera isn't wp ) and it's only in the late evening when it comes around, if I get a good look at it, then I should be able to figure out what make & model it is

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When I lived in Kona, I liked going down to Honokohau Harbor and watch the eagle rays swim around the boats.

Talked to my old slip neighbor this morning, who's still in Dana Point, he told me that 2 weeks ago they had rays with up to 30' wing span just out side the harbor month

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They're all over the place in the Bahamas!


This is the marina at Staniel Cay in the Exumas in about 8 feet of water.
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TB caught himself a smoothhound. Cam's got nurse sharks and a southern stingray.

I was a shark biologist with the California Dept. of Fish and Game in a former life. We used to catch and tag hundreds of spiny dogfish and leopard sharks in the marinas around San Francisco Bay.

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